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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
is speed hump a negative thing?
I think that speed humps are a positive feature. A lot of home buyers already have children, and they appreciate the safety measure. I think most residential neighborhoods have them. I ... more
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James Real E…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Home flipping sales declined nationwide both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, hitting their lowest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to RealtyTrac's Q3 2014 U.S. Home Flipping… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 20, 2014 by James Real Estate Group Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Laura White, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
We're noticing that Buyers are definitely looking, but are very choosy. List price is critical in this market.Home buyers are back, and they're savvy and selective, according to officials who commented… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Laura White Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Posted on November 17, 2014 by Lisa Lewis Originally posted on Weekly Property Report: 30-year fixed mortgage rates inched up just a bit this week to a 4.125% average in the Puget Sound… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
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I'm an international student in Seattle. I want to own a house for rent. I want to get mortgage for that house, so what should I do?
Tangthanh,
You'll need to meet with a mortgage broker and see if you can get approved. As a student, you'll need to be able to prove in income, have credit, down payment and the rig ... more
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NickBao, Home Buyer in Santa Ana, CA
NickBao answered:
Can I puchased a Home that has a Tax Lien as a short Sale, would a bank even lend me money?
This is a complex case of short sale since it involved with multiple properties and liens. The best way is consult an escrow officer (or real estate attorney) to analyze the situation.
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Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in 18901
There are many reasons why people move and perhaps they may move multiple times. As an Associate Broker/Realtor® servicing the Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties as well as greater Philadelphia region,… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 12, 2014 by Frank Dolski Associate Broker Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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Stephen Mitc…, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
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I am trying to purchase a modest home in my area. I am looking at homes in the range of 55,000- 65,000K range. I have a total down payment of 40,000
Great question Becky! Depending, on your credit you might have some issues finding a place but that shouldn't discourage you in your search for a home. I would suggest going to a bank/l ... more
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Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Posted on November 5, 2014 by Lisa Lewis2The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) released the overview of October’s real estate statistics for our region. Buyers are savvy about pricing, are… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 9, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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Andrew Plyma…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Andrew Plymale answered:
I am going to be moving to a different state. I want to buy a house. How long do I have to work at this new location before attempting to get a loan?
As long as it is in the same industry job type but new enployer and income is same or more you are fine. May require 2 months pay stubs. If it is with the same company just a relocation ... more
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mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Should I be worried if the home has a grinder sump pump in basement?
I would contact a pump company to inspect it for you and possibly repair it if need be. The best thing you can do in this situation is get a professional on your side. They know what to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Meg (Mega-Pr…, Real Estate Pro in 98402
Seller Financing is HOT in Washington State as buyers and sellers alike look at non-traditional real estate sales through an Alternative Purchase Program.  Many property owners are looking toward the… Read more
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seattlesunsh…, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
seattlesunshine answered:
What are the best neighborhoods to buy in assuming 1) we want to buy a house, 2) for $700,000 or less, 3) with a commute to downtown under 30 minutes?
North seattle (greenlake, wallingford, ballard, and phinney/greenwood) below 85th street are all great neighborhoods with easy commutes. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What are the more safe and affordable neighborhoods and suburbs around Seattle, WA?
Jessica,
I did a quick search of homes in towns around Seattle that are on the safer side, please investigate to your own satisfaction. I searched for homes up to $440k just to provi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Jason and Sa…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
13730 15th Ave NE B102, Seattle, WAGet Directions Click HereDescriptionPhotosMaps & LocalSchoolsVirtual Tour$ CLICK FOR CURRENT PRICE2 BEDROOMS2 BATHROOMS (1 FULL, 1 ¾ BATH)1518 SQUARE FEET Minutes… Read more
Blogged Tue Oct 21, 2014 by Jason and Samantha Jarvie Home Buying Home Selling
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Michael Macd…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Michael Macdonald answered:
Looking for a good buyer's agent in Seattle for a rehab property
Come and have a look at my Queen Anne listing - mls 694756 - a solid 1907 home in need of rehab. With same owner for over 60 years, It is a solid, stable home with many original detail ... more
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Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
For the Week Ending October 17, 2014 Concerns about global financial markets are the likely cause of major movement in stock and bond markets. Rates initially responded by dropping to the year's low.Retail… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 17, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
Gerhard Swid…, Real Estate Pro in 98012
Want to sell your home now? The Force Realty Selling Washington One House At A time!!Gerhard Swiderski Managing Broker206-261-2440Email: GerhardHomes@hotmail.comFinding solutions that get your property… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 16, 2014 by Gerhard Swiderski Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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